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Top 10 Ukrainian agricultural land users 2021

07 October 2021

A recent ranking published by presents the list of Ukraine’s top 10 agroholdings based on farmland area under operation in 2020. As compared to the previous year’s ranking, the total farmland controlled by Ukrainian 10 largest agroholdings has remained nearly the same and stands at 2.65 million hectares. However, place No. 8 was taken by a new company on the list, Agrarian Systems Technologies (AST), which managed to increase its farmland 40,000 hectares to 150,000 hectares in 2019-2020. Kernel, No.1 in the ranking, reduced its farmland operations 20,000 hectares as compared to 2019 and farmed a total of 510,000 hectares in 2020.

#NameUltimate beneficial ownerRegistered officeFarmland in 2019, '000 haFarmland in 2020, '000 ha
1KernelAndriy VerevskyiLuxembourg City, Luxembourg530510
Main activities: crop production, sunflower oil production
2UkrLandFarmingOleg BakhmatyukNicosia, Cyprus500475
Main activities: crop production; meat, milk and egg production
3MHPYuriy KosiukNicosia, Cyprus370370
Main activities: crop production; livestock production; poultry production; meat processing, biogas production
4Agroprosperis (New Century Holding)George Rohr, Maurice TabasinikNew York CIty, New York, USA300300
Main activities: grains and oilseeds production
5Astarta-KyivViktor Ivanchyk    Amsterdam, The Netherlands235243
Main activities: crop, sugar and dairy production; livestock production; biogas production
6Continental Farmers GroupSALICTernopil, Ukraine195195
Main activities: crop and potato production; grain storage; seed production
7Epicentr AgroOleksandr Gerega, Galyna GeregaKyiv, Ukraine160160
Main activities: crop, livestock and dairy production; grain storage; flour and cereals production
8Agrarian System Technologies (AST)Dmytro and Tetiana KolesnykKyiv, Ukraine110150
Main activities: crop production
9HarvEastRinat Akhmetov, Vadym NovynskyiDonetsk, Ukraine127127
Main activities: crop and livestock production; grain storage; mixed fodder production; seed production
10IMCOleksandr PetrovLuxembourg City, Luxembourg123.9120
Main activities: grains and oilseeds production; dairy production